Give us a brief overview of your job, photographic, educational, volunteer, organizational board/committee skills, etc.
Currently retired. AS in Photographic Technology from Daytona Beach State
I have volunteered for many non-profit organizations over many years. I am a member of the board of directors for my church and have held positions of Sect and Vice-President along with being a trustee.
How long have you been an active member of NANPA?
I have been blessed with two of NANPA’s awards.
Have you served as a NANPA volunteer or worked on a committee?
I brought the idea for NANPA’s college program to the Foundation. I continue to work on the college committee. I am Vice-President on the NANPA Foundation Board of Trustees and have been on the Foundation Board for 20+ years.
What Summits/Forums have you attended?
I have attended all Summits since joining NANPA, The Jackson Hole Forum and several regional events.
What particular expertise and/or qualities would you bring to the NANPA Board?
I am currently elected as a trustee on the NANPA Board of Directors and serve on the Executive Board.
I am level headed and fiscally conservative. I have worked with and on several other boards.
I am passionate about photography!
Will you be able to participate fully and actively?
If you are self-employed, can you afford to take time away from your business?
If you are an employee, or in some other way connected to an organization, will your job responsibilities allow you the freedom to attend to NANPA business?
Although the pandemic stopped most of my travel, as travel is starting up once again, I am out of the country generally several weeks during the year. I do try my best to be available for all meetings.
I have also attended many in-person NANPA meetings either as a Board member or as a Foundation Board member.
How would you use your abilities to further the NANPA mission?
I promote NANPA while in the field giving out NANPA brochures, information on the NANPA website, promoting ethical practices and helping on the college committee.
How do you envision NANPA’s role in the future of nature photography? How would you further that role?
I believe in the ethics and education that NANPA promotes and will continue to promote these aspects of NANPA.
Why do you want to serve on the NANPA Board of Directors?
I believe the NANPA Board of Directors is a good fit for me with my ethics and ideals.
If elected, what would you personally like to accomplish during your term on the NANPA Board?
Whatever I can do to help keep NANPA financially solvent and on track to help both the Natural World and the storytellers and photographers in our world.